Pan-Fried Salmon With Orange-Flavored Chickpeas

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • One serving

This pan-fried salmon with orange-flavored chickpeas is so tasty, nourishing, and easy to make that you have no excuses not to cook it as often as possible! Surprisingly, chickpeas are the star of the dish, because they’re full of contrasting flavors like orange, soy sauce, mint, and lime.

Ingredients Needed for Pan-Fried Salmon With Orange-Flavored Chickpeas

7 ounces of salmon fillet
salt
pepper
1 lime, cut into halves
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 rosemary sprigs
2 basil leaves
½ cup canned chickpeas
5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon soy sauce
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 spring onion, sliced
1 tea spoon balsamic glaze

How to Cook Pan-Fried Salmon With Orange-Flavored Chickpeas

  1. Place the salmon fillet on your countertop skin side up and score its skin.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the fillet.
  3. Squeeze some lime juice from one lime half only on the skin side. Keep the other lime half for serving.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet and place the fillet in it, skin side down.
  5. Sprinkle the rosemary sprigs and basil leaves into the skillet.
  6. Cook it 6 to 7 minutes on the first side, for a thin fillet. Flip the fillet and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Set it aside.
  7. Take another skillet and heat it on your stove. Add the canned chickpeas, fresh mint, squeeze some more lime juice. Stir and cook.
  8. Add the soy sauce, red bell pepper, orange zest, salt, pepper, and spring onion. Stir for a few more minutes, then transfer the chickpeas on a plate.
  9. Drizzle some balsamic glaze and place the cooked salmon on top. Leave the remaining lime to further drizzle the dish if needed.

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